National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Director of Development, reporting to the Senior Managing Director of Development. The Regional Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV) and Southeast (AL, AR, GA, KY, NC, MS, SC, TN) regions, will lead a growing fundraising program within these regional areas. S/he will be actively engaged in identifying new prospects, cultivating existing prospects, soliciting upgraded gifts and renewals, and stewarding donors. S/He works closely with Development staff, Executive and Program staff, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regional staff, Board of Trustees, and Regional/National Council volunteers to develop and implement effective strategies for donor engagement.
Qualified applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly online to www.npca.org under "Careers". No phone calls please. NPCA is an EOE. To apply now, click on the link below: http://www.npca.org/jobs
A Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years proven experience in major gifts fundraising.
Excellent writing and oral communications skills including the ability to prepare funding proposals.
Must be prepared to travel 50% of the time throughout the two regions.
Proven ability to work with a wide range and diversity of constituents/clients.
Demonstrated success working with and engaging volunteers in philanthropy.
Must enjoy calling and visiting donors and prospects in person and be willing to work as part of the national development team.
Demonstrated success in identifying, engaging and securing gifts from new donors.
Knowledge of the donors and the philanthropic culture in the stated territory strongly preferred.
Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, handle details, and work effectively under pressure with minimum supervision.
Proficient in MS Word and Excel and database management software.